Education of undergraduate and graduate students in materials science-oriented fields is one of the major tasks of the Department of Materials. Our teaching activities include courses, practical training, and seminars, with the main focus on education of materials science students. In addition, we provide a basic materials science education to students in other departments, such as Biology, Chemistry, Food Science, Earth Science, Mechanical- and Process Engineering, and Physics.
Undergraduate as well as graduate students have the possibility to go abroad during their studies. Please see the department's guidelines for student exchange.
The Materials Science degree course is divided into a bachelor degree course of six semesters (180 ECTS) and a master degree course of four semesters (120 ECTS). In the first four semesters of the bachelor degree course, emphasis is placed upon mathematical and scientific fundamentals, while the following two semesters are devoted to basic topics in materials science.
Completion of a bachelor degree is a requirement for embarking on the master degree course. The master’s course is very flexible in design and therefore lends itself to specialization. The master thesis, which is intended to be pursued over a period of six months, is normally carried out in the fourth semester of the master degree course.
The master degree is the normal level at which those who have studied materials science are able to embark on a career in this field, while the bachelor’s degree serves as an intermediate step for mobility into other degree courses.